It’s been a few weeks since the first post in this series, so it’s high time we returned to our tour of the best Systems Furniture at NeoCon 2013. We’ve put together a collection of very modern concepts for your enjoyment. This week’s theme is workstations that were designed around office task chairs.
Hocus Pocus, Focal Locus
Sit-to-stand is so last year. Now, all the cool office workers are in on the “lean-to-stand” trend. Locus is helping that happen with an “Upright Office” designed specifically around the Locus Seat. This semi-standing height stool was recently touted by ergonomics experts at Humantech as uniquely suited to support the transition from seated work to standing postures. “Locus Seat promotes mobility, reduces static loading and is a viable option for sit-to-stand and standing desk users… The pivoting base feature prevents static seated postures compared to traditional office chairs, and increases the accessible reaching work arc.”
Now, there’s a whole suite of office furniture that lets workers perch on the edge of their stool as they get things done. There’s an adjustable height desk (of course) that leans in to meet the user. It’s not going to keep your pencil from rolling off onto the floor, but it should serve as a handy spot to put a laptop. The collection also features bar stools, tall collaboration tables and a mobile storage bin.
Cruise Type C – a First Class Workstation
The type C desk is the newest addition to the fleet of Cruise workstations from the Okamura Corporation. The Cruise Chair was designed with a low-seat and rear-tilt that allows users to assume an ultra-relaxed posture during long work hours. It’s basically the opposite of the Locus. Instead of leaning forward, it leans waaaaay back. This means the worksurface has to come forward to close the gap. That’s exactly what the Cruise type C workstation does. It features a split table design. The front portion can be adjusted for both height and tilt to bring the worksurface within easy reach. The back table is equipped to hold a computer monitor. Side, front and upper screening panels can be added to increase concentration. It’s like having a private cabin all your own where you can shut out the world and get your work done.